1,000-Foot Spider Web Appears Overnight in Greece

Postado Setembro 21, 2018

The breathtaking scenery of clear blue Mediterranean Sea waters in Aitoliko has been spoiled by a massive spiderweb, which has sprung up next to a lagoon on the shores of the town. The greenery surrounding the lagoon in Aitoliko is buried in thick, sticky cobwebs.

The web was created by Tetragnatha spiders, a type of spider that falls in the long-jawed orb weaver classification.

According to local experts, its a seasonal phenomenon caused by Tetrahnatha spiders, which build large nests for mating in during the warmer weather. There are hundreds of species of these spiders that live in various parts of the world.

She noted that the phenomena had been seen before in the region in 2003, and that the spiders would soon die off, and the web would degrade naturally, leaving the vegetation undamaged.

Maria Chatzaki, professor of molecular biology and genetics at Democritus University of Thrace, told Newsit Greece's high temperatures are creating the ideal climate for reproduction.

A gallery of the large spider web is available at the Greek website Newsit.

"These spiders are not unsafe for humans, and will not cause any damage", molecular biologist Maria Chatzaki told Greek news websites.

"It's as if the spiders are taking advantage of these conditions and are having a kind of a party", she told Greek media. He noted they seemed to be catching plenty of mosquitoes.